[03/31/16 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 31
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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SHOTS FIRED (FOX/20th; W: Gina Prince-Bythewood & Reggie Rock Bythewood; D: Gina Prince-Bythewood) - Clare-Hope Ashitey ("Suspects") is the latest to be cast in the event series, which examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee. She'll play Kerry Beck, "the wife of Deputy Joshua Beck, who is struggling to keep her family and life together as the media spotlight bears down on her husband." (Deadline.com)

TOAST (ABC/ABCS; W: Greg Grunberg & Scott Foley; D: Gail Mancuso) - Brooks Wheelan ("Saturday Night Live") has been cast in the multi-camera comedy pilot, about engaged couple Max (Jono Kenyon) and Paige (Jerrika Hinton) who, over their wedding rehearsal dinner, have their eclectic family and friends give toasts recalling anecdotes about the couple - but flashbacks reveal that the toasts don't always get it right. He'll play Vince, "an extreme sports enthusiast. An animated and adventurous guy, he is Max's best man and best friend." (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Alyson Hannigan has been tapped as the new host of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (Deadline.com); Johnny Kostrey will recur on the new season of "Aquarius" as Voytek Frykowski, "a loyal friend of director Roman Polanski and an ultimate victim of the Manson Family's Cielo Drive murders" (Deadline.com); Christina Ochoa is likewise bound for TNT's "Animal Kingdom" as Renn Randall, "a sexy, irreverent surfer who is Craig's (Ben Robson) lover and drug connection" (Deadline.com); Raelle Tucker has been tapped as an executive producer on season two of "Marvel's Jessica Jones" (Deadline.com); Covert Media is developing "Titled Dean Strang: Road to Justice," a reality series featuring the breakout star of "Making a Murderer" (Deadline.com); Evan Handler's Jonah "Juggy" Aaron will return as a series regular on VH1's "The Breaks" (Deadline.com); "The Odd Couple" showrunner Bob Daily has inked a two-year extension to his overall deal with producer CBS Television Studios (Deadline.com); and Patrick J. Adams will drop by the season finale of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" in a top secret role (EW.com).

  [march 2016]  


[03/19/18 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 19
Updates include: Mira Sorvino to star in "The Code" at CBS; Matt Ryan's John Constantine to become regular on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"; and Jenna Dewan Tatum is the latest to board FOX's "Mixtape."

[03/19/18 - 05:00 PM]
Video: "Amateur" Trailer & Poster Debut - It's March Madness!
The Netflix film is about 14-year-old basketball phenom Terron Forte, who has to navigate the under-the-table world of amateur athletics when he is recruited to an elite NCAA prep school.

[03/19/18 - 12:38 PM]
Jonathan and Drew Scott Take Home Reno Rivalry to San Francisco in New Season of HGTV's "Brother vs. Brother: Jonathan vs. Drew"
Set in the San Francisco suburbs, the new six-episode season of HGTV's popular real estate and renovation competition series will be a hyper-test of the twins' reno know-how.

[03/19/18 - 12:00 PM]
Video: TBS Releases New "The Last O.G." Trailer, Series Premieres April 3
Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish star in the new comedy series that Morgan executive produces alongside creator and executive producer Jordan Peele.

[03/19/18 - 11:06 AM]
NBC Orders Sixth Season of Jane Lynch-Hosted "Hollywood Game Night"
A premiere date and a list of celebrities participating in the new season will be announced at a later date.

[03/19/18 - 11:01 AM]
Vanessa and Nick Lachey to Host the "2018 Miss USA(R)" Competition
Said event will air live Monday, May 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, from the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana.

[03/19/18 - 09:35 AM]
"Bizarre Foods" with Andrew Zimmern Is Taking Off on More Culinary Adventures as Production Begins on the New Season
Production begins this month with a shoot on Hawaii's Big Island.

[03/19/18 - 09:30 AM]
Video: ABC Releases the Pilot Episode of Its Upcoming New Drama "The Crossing"
The debut episode of the new drama is available now for all viewers on ABC.com and the ABC app, for subscribers on Hulu and electronic sell-through platforms, as well as on demand across MVPD and digital MVPD providers.

[03/19/18 - 08:48 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Overrun Pushes CBS on Top
The Eye wins the night in total viewers but shares adults 18-49 honors with ABC.

[03/19/18 - 08:10 AM]
Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson Join Jared Harris in "Chernobyl," Sky and HBO's Series Based on One of the Worst Man-Made Catastrophes in History
The five-part mini-series brings to life the true story of the unprecedented man-made tragedy, and the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

[03/19/18 - 07:04 AM]
Video: "Chef's Table: Pastry" - Trailer Debut & Chef Announcement
Launching April 13, "Chef's Table: Pastry" goes inside the lives and kitchens of the world's most renowned international pastry chefs.

[03/19/18 - 05:00 AM]
Video: Trailer - "Adventure Time" Series Finale - Coming Soon
Cartoon Network teases the show's upcoming final installment.

[03/18/18 - 08:31 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Continue Win Streak
The Eye takes home top honors in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[03/17/18 - 08:05 PM]
"Will & Grace" Extends Its Triumphant Return with Season Three Pick-Up
In addition, the network has increased the season two order, which will begin again next fall, from 13 to 18 episodes.

[03/17/18 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Scores Another Victory for CBS
The Eye takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.